Keep It Cool: Summer Fun with your Pet
It’s no surprise that many of us like to
make the most out of the summertime, especially after the long Canadian winter we
experienced this year! From embarking on an outdoor adventure to playing a
sport or just lazing in the sun, there are many ways to enjoy the long-awaited
summer with our pets.
However, it’s important that we’re prepared before we bring our furry friends into the heat as the last thing we want is for them to feel overheated and sick. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to cool your pet off so you can enjoy the hot summer sun together!
Just as it’s important for us pet parents to stay hydrated, we need to make sure our pets are drinking enough water throughout the day – especially in the heat! No matter where you are, it’s a good idea to bring a water bottle or portable bowl with you so that your pet always has access to drinking water. Extremely convenient when you’re on-the-go, the Gulpy Pet Water Dispenser fits in bicycle water bottle holders and can also be easily attached to your pants or belt. Just simply flip the Gulpy open and squeeze anytime your companion needs a quick drink of water!
If you and your pet are taking a road trip together, make pit stops every now and then so they can take a break from the hot car and rehydrate. Ideal for travelling, the Collaps-A-Bowl holds up to 24 oz and can be easily set up to provide your pet with a quick drink. As the bowl is only about an inch thick when collapsed, it’s a great tool to keep your pet hydrated when on the road.
Whether you’re taking a trip to a lakefront cottage, beach or pool, toys can encourage your pup to spend time in the water and stay cool! For the dog who loves to fetch, Floatiez can offer tons of fun in the water. Available in a variety of adorable sea characters, these water toys are designed to float upright in the water so that your dog will have no trouble fetching them!
If you’re spending the day outside, are travelling or your house just tends to get quite hot, there are products specially designed to help cool your beloved companion down. A cooling mat will not only help bring your pet’s body temperature down, but will also give them an extremely comfortable surface to lounge on.
Whether in a hot house or travelling, the Metro Crate Cooling Fan easily attaches to any standard cage, crate or carrier to provide your pet with some relief from the heat. The fan has a quiet operation so your pet won’t get startled and will be able to truly relax and cool off!